The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) plans to build a new pipeline to deliver drinking water to the city of Hasakah in northeastern Syria.
On Dec. 22, three civilians, who work for the Water Directorate in Kobani were injured in a Turkish shelling while doing maintenance work in the village of Shyoukh, west of the city.
Farmers in the countryside of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, were delighted by recent rainfall after two years of drought that had affected the region.
The occupying Turkish state has cut the water off North-East Syria regions to use water as a weapon against the people. But this practice has environmental and health effects on the region and agriculture causing the spread of cholera.
Agriculture in Syria in general, and northeast Syria in particular, is waning after it used to top producing countries in the past, owing to a number of factors - notably the effects policy leaves on economy.
Speaking about the effects of the Syrian war and conflicts on the environment, Kongra Star Ecology Committee Spokesperson Rîham Temo said that the main source of the problem is the patriarchal-state system.
Latest images show that the waters of the Euphrates River have decreased significantly as a result of the water war waged by the invading Turkish state against the people of North and East Syria.
The economy of the autonomous Administration takes social economy as its main pillar, in which everyone participates to establish a local economy that seeks to reach self-sufficiency.
Millions of people do not have access to clean water after the invading Turkish state and its mercenaries cut off water from the Alouk Station, leading to epidemic diseases.
Women revive life in the Teanê village of Shahba by having a communal life.
In this report PAX has conducted dozens of interviews with pastoralists, farmers, and local authorities, combining this with satellite analysis and humanitarian data. The findings clearly outline the risks for fragmentation among the poorest communities as access to water becomes more difficult and failed harvest creates more socio-economic concerns. While many reports have addressed how this impacts agricultural communities, little attention is given to the thousands of pastoralists roaming over Syrian pastures. Often the poorest of the poor, herders are heavily hit by lack of rain, which has impacted vegetation growth and access to water for their flocks of sheep.
Cotton is one of the most strategic crops that are widely planted in northeast Syria. Syrian cotton is one of the best worldwide. Syria is one the most important countries in producing and planting cotton.
It is dubbed by farmers as “white gold.” However, the planted spaces have been reduced since 2012. In light of encouragement by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) that opened centers to receive cotton, the crop has been recently reviving and extending.